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“Vintage charm with Modern Air”
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Ariel House
Ranked #4 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Vintage charm with Modern Air”
Reviewed 21 August 2011

The location was excellent, out of the centre but easily accessible by the Dart rail connection on the doorstep. Rooms were well finished off. The breakfast menu gave a wide variety but unfortunatelly we had to catch an early ferry so missed out.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 1 September 2011
Dear teejay19
Thank you for posting a Trip advisor review of your stay at Ariel House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and the convenience of our location. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Ariel House.
Best wishes
The Team at Ariel House
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

My family stayed for two nights at Ariel House. It is located in a very beautiful part of Dublin that is also conveniently located by a DART station. Our rooms were very nice, and quiet, and the staff was lovely. We had fabulous Irish Breakfasts both mornings. When we were late checking out because we had trouble getting back from renting our car they were very nice about it. The only thing I didn't like was all the steps and stairs, but if that doesn't bother you it was great. We would go back again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 21 August 2011
Dear SusanSD
Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Ariel House. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and the style and location of the house. We agree that the leafy suburb of Ballsbridge is one of the most beautiful parts of the city, whilst not being too far from the centre. Unfortunately the steps to the building are part of the Victorian charm. We are always happy to assist with luggage or arrange access at the garden level if required. Once again thank you for your comments and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Ariel House
Best Wishes
The Team at Ariel House
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Kabul, Afghanistan
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2011

I’m not in the habit of writing reviews for places I stay and I am compelled to write this review.

If you are looking for a special place to stay in an excellent Dublin area, Dublin 4, check out Ariel House . I’ve traveled to over 65 countries and over 128 cities internationally. I’ve stayed in hotels, Beds and Breakfast of all qualities. Ariel House has been the one that I keep coming back to in Dublin. The place is reminiscent of calmer times, the rooms are quite comfortable with great amenities. You really don’t have to bring a thing. Their breakfast is top notch and reflects the overall quality of this place. I would rate Ariel House above the “Executive Floors” of most top star hotels. It's a place you feel at home.

There may be more glamorous, and certainly more expensive places to stay but It’s hard to find the hospitality, the general warmth of their staff, the genuine concern for their guest’s comfort, and the value of the Ariel House accommodations. They are located in Ballsbridge a lovely area of Dublin within a short walk to city center and near enough to the rail to walk. If you are here for the Dublin Horse Show – it couldn’t get better.

Atmosphere – check
Comfort – check
Location – check
Amenities – check
Hospitality – check
Value – check
That ‘other’ intangible quality - check

They even took care of me when I was sick. Seriously – what hotel would do that?
Go – enjoy your stay at Ariel House you’ll be glad you did.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 15 August 2011
Dear Kathleen L
Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Ariel House and for rating our property so highly. It’s great to read such positive feedback - we are always happy to go out of our way to make our guests feel comfortable and at home. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dublin.
Best Wishes
The team at Ariel House
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

Ariel House is a lovely friendly hotel located just outside the main hub of the city - very close to the Aviva Stadium. The quality of our room/facilities was excellent and spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. We were located on the ground floor and overlooked the rear garden which was lovely and quiet. The breakfast is exquisite with a very extensive choice - a choice we have never seen at other hotels. All of the staff are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. They all have an excellent knowledge of the local area and are more than willing to recommend/book restaurants, theatre tickets, etc. The service and hotel is faultless. There is a Dart station within 5 minutes walking distance. The Aircoach to Ballsbridge takes you to within a 5-10 minute walk of the hotel and we found this to be a really easy way to get to/from the Airport. There is a wide choice of restaurants within the area - but the only one we tried was French Paradox (French cuisine) - our meal and the service was excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to any traveller to Dublin and we will certainly be recommending it to friends and family. This will definitely be our choice of hotel the next time we are in Dublin. Thank you for a very memorable stay!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 15 August 2011
Dear Alison V
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Ariel House. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your room, our breakfast and found our staff and their suggestions helpful. We are most grateful of you recommending us to family and friends and we hope to see you again soon.
Best Wishes
The team at Ariel House
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Ariel House was an absolute delight. The rooms are very spacious and the neighborhood is beautiful. The best thing about staying here is the staff. They do their best do provide you with the best possible service. Our plane arrived at 7:00 a.m. and they did their best to provide us with a room earlier than normal check-in time and invited us to enjoy their wonderful Irish breakfast until the room was ready. On top of this, since they were not fully booked at the time, they gave us a free upgrade to a nicer room.

They also helped us with directions whenever we asked and were extremely helpful with tips on seeing the sites. One of the best ways to see the city is to avoid driving in and walk ten minutes to Merrion Square and purchase a 2 day pass for the Dublin Bus Tour. It is a double decker bus that goes around the entire city and stops at ALL the sites and you can get on and off all day long. You can purchase the tickets at Ariel House. We found this to be well worth the money since it saved us the hassle of dealing with traffic and parking, and got a city tour to boot.

By the time we left Ariel House my husband told them it was "run by angels and saints." They truly made it a great experience.

The only negative I will mention is if you are a light sleeper ask for a room that does not face the street side, because you will hear cars go by every once in awhile. There are many rooms that face the back and then you will hear absolutely nothing, so do not let this keep you from staying at Ariel House. The quality of the bed, the service and the breakfast are excellent.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 15 August 2011
Dear travel1983
Thank you for your review of Ariel House. We are really delighted with your positive feedback. The fact that you enjoyed the house and its location and found our staff to be helpful means a lot to us. Thank you for rating your experience so highly and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back.
Best Wishes
The team at Ariel House
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Victoria, BC
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

Gorgeous Georgian building with comfortable, nicely decorated rooms and superb, made-to-order breakfasts. The staff are very kind and helpful. Lansdowne Road DART station is half a block away, making transport a breeze, and it's about 30 min walk to Grafton Street. So much nicer than staying in a cookie-cutter hotel. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 8 August 2011
Dear VicBCTraveller
Many thanks for your lovely review of Ariel House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the ambience of the house. We are also glad that you enjoyed our breakfast menu. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back some day!
Best Wishes
Deirdre and all at Ariel House
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Donaghadee N. Ireland
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Thank you to everyone at Aeriel House for a really lovely stay in the WB Yeats suite on Sunday 24th July. My mother who was brought up in Dublin used to recite " I will arise now and go to Innisfree" to me when I was young so being allocated this room brought a tear to my eye. It did not disappoint nor did the wonderful breakfast the next morning. I have wanted to stay at Aeriel House since I was a young lady going to the Rugby Internationals but could never afford it then, so it was lovely to fill a lifelong dream at 68 years of age. Hopefully I will be back again soon.

Many thanks
Valerie Allen

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 3 August 2011
Dear allengenealogy
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Ariel House. We are delighted that you enjoyed the room and breakfast. It’s nice to hear that the Yeats Suite brought back good memories for you. We hope to see you again soon
Kind Regards
Deirdre and all at Ariel House
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Property: Ariel House
Address: 50-54 Lansdowne Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#5 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#5 Family Hotel in Dublin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#14 Business Hotel in Dublin
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ariel House 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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